You Do Something to Me

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You Do Something to Me (Cole Porter)

Wikipedia excerpts, edited:

[You Do Something to Me] is notable in that it was the first number in Porter’s first fully integrated-book musical Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929). [The original opening number, A Toast to Volstead, was dropped in January, several weeks after the November 27, 1929 Broadway premiere at the Lyric Theatre.] In the original production, the song was performed by Genevieve Tobin and William Gaxton, performing the roles of Looloo Carroll and Peter Forbes, respectively.

There are two verses and two rounds of the chorus. The song has been described as “a tender prequel to “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love”, Porter’s first popular song. Ella Fitzgerald recorded this song on Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (1956) and on Ella à Nice (1971).

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Leo Reisman Orchestra – 1929

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Marlene Dietrich – 1939

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Peggy Lee – 1952

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Ella Fitzgerald — from the album Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, 1956

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Doris Day – 1957

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Sonny Rollins — from the 1962 album The Bridge — Sonny Rollins-ts, Jim Hall-g, Bob Cranshaw-b, Ben Riley-d

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Dick Hyman Chorus – arranged and conducted by Dick Hyman for the Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

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